If you are looking for the finest imported lumber matched with quality and selection, look no further. For nearly half a century, M. Bohlke Veneer Corp. has followed Manfred Bohlke’s obsession for acquiring the highest quality lumber the world has to offer. Originally, our imported selections were offered to complement the purchases from our veneer customers.
It was only a matter of time before a broader array of customers wanted access to our exquisite lumber to create matching visual harmony with their projects. In response, we established a distinct lumber business where you can get the select pieces of prime lumber you need. Although we operate our lumber division as a ‘boutique’, it is backed by our core veneer business and a warehouse that sprawls over 175,000 square feet.
All of our imported species have inherent characteristics and are exceptional in their beauty. We carry square edge lumber and boules.
Our relentless pursuit for quality lumber is part of what makes M. Bohlke Veneer Corp. the obvious choice for architectural millwork, yacht applications, musical industries, custom furniture applications and more.
When you select your lumber at M. Bohlke Veneer Corp., prepare to be amazed. You can rest assured that you have the world’s most remarkable lumber at your fingertips.
Please find our current inventory offering below for your reference.
M. Bohlke Veneer Corp. carries an extensive inventory of imported square edge bunks in a variety of different species and thicknesses. Almost all of our square edge material is kiln dried. For precision, each board on a pallet is measured to its knows each individual board footage.
In 2017, MBVC installed a Vacuum Dry Kiln to aide in the ability sawing and purchasing ‘green’ or ‘wet’ lumber and having the ability to control the drying to the specifications that we see best fit for the specie and customer.
We also specialize in a large inventory of ‘boule’form lumber. A ‘boule’ is one entire sawn log that is held together in sequential form, guaranteeing same color, grain and size from one board to the next. Many high-end woodworkers and yacht builders prefer to purchase this type of lumber because of its stellar consistency as a result of each board coming from the same tree. Boules are sold as a complete ‘log’ while the square edge inventory is sold board by board.
Here at M. Bohlke Veneer, we are constantly adapting to growing trends. As design trends navigate themselves towards a more organic theme, we provide ways to meet those trends with creative ideas.
One of the growing trends in the design industry has been the use of “natural” or “live edge” wood slabs for a variety of different uses. Dining tables, conference tables and bar counter-tops are all prime examples of where you can find the implementation of these designs coming to life. To accompany our growing lumber inventory options, we also stock a variety of these indigenous and imported slabs for individual sale for whatever application you desire. Let us help you pick the perfect slab for you and give these pieces a ‘second life’ in your project.
Please click here to see our current inventory or click below to view our table top specie list for your reference.
Reclaimed and Salvaged Wood
The old adage – “There is no such thing as trash” – could not be more apparent than at M. Bohlke Veneer.
In the production of wood products there are many salvageable by-products that can be reused for a variety of different applications; this is where our ‘reclaimed’ inventory becomes a treasure chest for hobbyist woodworkers. We stock a variety of reclaimed wood items ranging from obscure table bases to large chunks of salvaged wood. During veneer manufacturing, there are a couple of by-products such as backing boards and cores that are left over. Backing boards are the thin planks of wood that remain on the machine after slicing. Cores are the cylindrical chunks of wood that are left over after peeling. The backing boards can often be stripped down and used for thin lumber or flooring, while the cores are often used by wood-turners and carvers. We also have a variety of obscure tree roots, trunks and other pieces in our inventory, and a growing inventory of salvaged beams, rafter and joists from building that have been demolished
Give us a call today to see the types of reclaimed material we can provide for your next project and give the wood a ‘second life’.